Passengers booking SpiceJet flights will receive an SMS with details of the SpiceJet taxi service.
Bobby Kataria is a popular social media figure with over 6 lakh followers on Instagram and more than 23 lakh on Facebook.
A case has been registered against bodybuilder and Instagram influencer Bobby Kataria for a video that shows him drinking in public.
The video shows Kataria — who has 6.3 lakh followers on Instagram — lighting a cigarette on one of the middle rows of a SpiceJet plane.
Airlines will be free to price their tickets starting September 1, 2022. Rules still mandate airlines to declare their fare and fare classes on their website and are not expected to go beyond the maximum fares allowed.
The government had in June started discussions with airlines about the removal of price bands for passenger fares.
Go First, Vistara and AirAsia India reported 50, 40 and 14 incidents due to technical snags in the aforementioned period.
While the Indian budget carrier has not so far defaulted on any loans, the lenders are concerned about its cash flows and have held discussions to seek assurances from the airline as it is behind on payments to some aircraft lessors, the sources said.
SpiceJet has denied the report, claiming that no lender has put its account on red alert.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is looking into the matter.
According to market experts and industry participants, ticket prices in India are most likely not going to fall due to high fuel costs, the depreciating rupee, and the struggling balance sheet of airlines.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is expected to deregister another SpiceJet aircraft on Friday, acceding to the request put forward by Irish lessor company Alterna aircraft on August 1
Between January and June, Alliance Air canceled 1.74 percent of its flights every month while SpiceJet scrubbed 0.86 percent of its scheduled flights, data shows.
SpiceJet may be looking at possible stake sale to a foreign carrier, or Indian conglomerates.
The airline will revert to advance payment mechanism for its daily operations, it added, days after the aviation regulator ordered the low-cost airline to slash its approved fleet to 50% this summer for eight weeks citing safety snags.
Against the backdrop of a spate of technical snags suffered by Indian airlines in recent weeks and DGCA curtailing operations of SpiceJet, Kumar stressed that there is no need to panic as none of the events that have been reported/discussed had the potential to cause havoc.
Recently, the regulator issued a show cause notice to SpiceJet over safety before ordering the carrier to operate only half the flights approved for the summer schedule.
On Thursday's incident, SpiceJet said, "A SpiceJet Q400 aircraft scheduled to operate from Mumbai to Kandla rejected take off owing to illumination of a caution alert. Crew acted as per the SOP (standard operating procedure)."
Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a response in the Lok Sabha said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has carried out a total of 177 surveillance, 497 spot checks, and 169 night surveillance on engineering and maintenance aspects of scheduled operators during the last one year.
"We would like to reassure our passengers and travel partners that our flights will operate as per schedule in the coming days and weeks," SpiceJet said in a statement
The action comes within hours of the government informing Parliament that the DGCA conducted an audit and found all of the airline’s operating aircraft to be safe.
The civil aviation regulator released the order on SpiceJet after multiple incidents were reported between Apr 1 and July 5.
”However, as a safety measure, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered SpiceJet to use certain identified aircraft (10) for operations only after confirming to the regulator that all reported defects/malfunctions are rectified,” Singh said in his written reply in Rajya Sabha.
The airline said it is also launching 22 additional domestic flights in various sectors
While air traffic has inched closer to the pre-pandemic level, the sequential fall in passengers in June was mainly due to the seasonality factor as summer vacations in India usually end in May.